Pokemon Go Walkthrough

The Pokemon Go walkthrough will guide you with gameplay strategy tips for this Augmented Reality / Real World Adventure game on the Android & iPhone smart phones.

Let’s start the Pokemon Go walkthrough with an introduction video!

Please note that viewers must be at least 3 years old to watch. This game is suitable for all ages.

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Pokemon Go Walkthrough


Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon with Pokémon GO for iPhone and Android devices. With Pokémon GO, you’ll discover Pokémon in a whole new world—your own! Pokémon GO is built on Niantic’s Real World Gaming Platform and will use real locations to encourage players to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon. Pokémon GO allows you to find and catch more than a hundred species of Pokémon as you explore your surroundings.

The Pokémon video game series has used real-world locations such as the Hokkaido and Kanto regions of Japan, New York, and Paris as inspiration for the fantasy settings in which its games take place. In Pokémon GO, the real world will be the setting!

Get on your feet and step outside to find and catch wild Pokémon. Explore cities and towns around where you live and even around the globe to capture as many Pokémon as you can. As you move around, your smartphone will vibrate to let you know you’re near a Pokémon. Once you’ve encountered a Pokémon, take aim on your smartphone’s touch screen and throw a Poké Ball to catch it. Be careful when you try to catch it, or it might run away! Also look for PokéStops located at interesting places, such as public art installations, historical markers, and monuments, where you can collect more Poké Balls and other items.

Customize Your Trainer

When you first play Pokémon GO, you’ll get to customize the look of your Trainer, choosing apparel and accessories to give him or her a cool look. Your customized character will appear as you move around on the map, as well as on your profile page. Plus, other players will see your character when they visit a Gym you control.

Add to Your Pokédex

In Pokémon GO, you will gain levels as a Trainer, and at higher levels you will be able to catch more powerful Pokémon to complete your Pokédex. You’ll also have access to more powerful items, such as Great Balls, to give you a better shot at catching Pokémon. Keep exploring and encountering Pokémon to raise your level!

There are other ways to add Pokémon to your Pokédex, too. If you catch the same species of Pokémon enough times, you’ll get the opportunity to evolve one of them! And as you explore, you may find Pokémon Eggs at PokéStops, which will hatch after you’ve walked a specific distance. When they hatch, you may find Pokémon you’ve never seen before!

Some wild Pokémon will appear only in certain places near where you live or around the world. For example, some Water-type Pokémon may appear only near lakes and oceans. If you’re away from home, be sure to stay alert for Pokémon you wouldn’t normally encounter!

If you catch the same species of Pokémon enough times, you can evolve one of them. This is useful for catching Pokémon you’re having a tough time finding in the wild. For example, if there are large numbers of Poliwag in your area, but no Poliwhirl nearby, catch a lot of Poliwag to eventually gain the ability to have one of them evolve into a Poliwhirl!

Join a Team and Battle

At a certain point in the game, you’ll be asked to join one of three teams. Once you join a team, you’ll gain the ability to assign Pokémon you’ve caught to open Gym locations or to a Gym where a team member has assigned a Pokémon. Like PokéStops, Gyms can be found at real locations in the world. Each player can place only one Pokémon at a particular Gym, so you’ll need to work together with other members of your team to build up a strong defense.

If a rival team has claimed a Gym, you can challenge it by using Pokémon you’ve caught to battle the defending Pokémon. Battles are challenging and fun. You choose which of your Pokémon will join in. Each Pokémon has two attacks, and can also dodge the defending Pokémon’s attacks if you swipe left or right. If your Pokémon win the battle, then the Gym’s Prestige is reduced. When the Gym’s Prestige drops to zero, the defending team loses control of the Gym, and you or another player can then take control of it by assigning a Pokémon to defend it.

Once your team has control of the Gym, team members can increase the Gym’s Prestige and level by battling the defending Pokémon. These training battles against your own team help your Pokémon level up as well. As the Gym gets to a higher level, your team can assign more Pokémon to defend it. You can also team up with your friends and battle at a rival Gym together to take down stronger Gyms faster.

You can tackle a wide variety of challenges in different categories, such as catching Pokémon and exploration. By completing these challenges, you’ll unlock achievement medals that will appear in your player profile. Try your best to unlock as many medals as you can!

Pokémon GO Plus

A portable device called the Pokémon GO Plus will enable Pokémon GO players to enjoy the game even while they’re not looking at their smartphones. The device connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth LE and notifies the player about events in the game—such as the appearance of a Pokémon nearby—using an LED and vibration. In addition, players can catch Pokémon or perform other simple actions by pressing the button on the device. Look forward to the launch of the Pokémon GO Plus accessory in late July 2016, at a price of $35.

When the smart phone with Pokémon Go and the paired Pokémon GO Plus accessory are within range of each other, both will begin to vibrate when a Pokémon is close by. With the convenience of not having to look at your smart phone, simply press the button on the Pokémon GO Plus to attempt to catch a Pokémon while you are out and about.

Pokémon GO users will also encounter set locations called PokéStops, where you can collect items like Poké Balls, Berries and even Pokémon Eggs. Pokémon GO Plus is an easy and convenient way to collect Pokémon and items without having to look at your smart phone.

– Accessory for the Pokémon GO application provides an easy and convenient way to catch Pokémon and collect items.
– Catch Pokémon in the wild with a simple click of a button.
– The Pokemon Go Plus accessory allows you to collect Poké Balls, Berries, Pokémon Eggs and other items at set PokéStop locations without having to look at your smart phone.

Free to Play

Pokémon GO is available for download at no charge on the App Store and Google Play. Pokémon GO is free to play, with loads of fun things to do and Pokémon to discover at every turn. For players who want to enhance their Pokémon GO experience even more, certain items and features can be accessed via in-app purchases. Players can spend real money on PokéCoins, the in-game currency of Pokémon GO. PokéCoins can then be exchanged for power-ups, extra items, and other enhancements.

Photo Fun

When you encounter a Pokémon in the wild, you can turn on the camera feature, putting the wild Pokémon into the live scene where your camera is facing. Then capture the moment with the in-game camera you can find in your Bag. Line up your shot and hit the shutter button to take the photo. The snapshot will then be saved to your smartphone’s photos for you to share however you’d like.

Music by Junichi Masuda

Pokémon GO will feature all-new music composed by GAME FREAK’s Junichi Masuda. Mr. Masuda has worked on Pokémon games since the very beginning and has composed many of the classic and memorable songs that have inspired fans for decades.

Key Game Features:

  • Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth! — Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you—so get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the world. You’ll join one of three teams and battle for the prestige and ownership of Gyms with your Pokémon at your side.
    Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighborhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby. Take aim and throw a Poké Ball… You’ll have to stay alert, or it might get away!
  • Search far and wide for Pokémon and items — Certain Pokémon appear near their native environment—look for Water-type Pokémon by lakes and oceans. Visit PokéStops, found at interesting places like museums, art installations, historical markers, and monuments, to stock up on Poké Balls and helpful items.
  • Catching, hatching, evolving, and more — As you level up, you’ll be able to catch more-powerful Pokémon to complete your Pokédex. You can add to your collection by hatching Pokémon Eggs based on the distances you walk. Help your Pokémon evolve by catching many of the same kind.
  • Take on Gym battles and defend your Gym — As your Charmander evolves to Charmeleon and then Charizard, you can battle together to defeat a Gym and assign your Pokémon to defend it against all comers.
    It’s time to get moving—your real-life adventures await!

Episode 1: Setup, Character Creator & Intro

Welcome to the Pokemon Go walkthrough!

Andre gives a video guide of the Pokemon Go early beginnings that gives you starter gameplay of the initial setup and character creator options.

Please Note: While playing Pokemon Go you should always be aware of your surroundings, your safety comes first, you can always catch a Pokemon again later.

And if you want to catch Pokemon with the press of a button without having to check your smart phone all the time, then you should consider buying the official Pokemon Go Plus accessory for $35 from GameStop or other stores at the end of July. It also lets you collect Pokeballs, Berries, Pokemon Eggs and other items from set PokeStop locations without having to look at your smart phone.

Note: While player versus player battles aren’t available at game launch, you CAN fight other Pokemon in Gym battles. At launch only the first 151 Pokemon are available to catch from Pokemon Red & Blue.

Episode 2: Outside Exploring

Next, Reversal will be your voice-over commentator showing you around the game’s progress. Catching almost 50 of the 151 Pokemon in just 2 hours outside.

Important Note: For safety’s sake, Nintendo recommends you never play Pokemon Go when you’re on your bike, driving a car, riding a hoverboard, or anything else where you should be paying attention, and if you’re a kid of course never wander away from the parents or your group to catch a Pokemon.

Powering Up & Evolving Tip: To level up Pokemon you don’t do it the usual way through fighting, instead you get Stardust & Candy from catching Pokemon and more Candy by transferring to Professor Willow. This is because it costs Stardust and some Candy to level up & eventually evolve each Pokemon.

Episode 3: Pokedex Recap

Recapping the Pokedex results after exploring a city during daylight.

Battery Life Hint: The first thing you should do after starting up your Pokemon Go app for the first time is: Go to the game’s Options and turn on the Battery Saver Mode, or you’ll drain your smart phone’s battery much quicker than usual since Pokemon Go keeps running.

Episode 4: Night Time Exploring & Evolutions

Find out what happens when you go looking to catch Pokemon in the dark. We also get to see levelling up to 2 Pokemon Evolutions.

Pokemon Collecting Protip: Signing up with the Pokemon Trainer Club earns you bonus awards from the Pokemon Trainer Store and nets you Pokemon codes through Trainer Club promotional emails in the near-future.

Episode 5: Claiming A Pokemon Gym

Andre is back as he shows how to claim a gym in Pokemon Go and assign it a Pokemon. Andre walks you through the entire process, including leveling up, choosing which Team to join (Team Blue), and gives his impressions of the gameplay so far in this Pokemon Go walkthrough.

Future Pokemon: While at the Pokemon Go launch only the original 151 Pokemon are available to get, some time after launch Nintendo has promised more Pokemon will be added to the game’s Pokedex.

Episode 6: Gym Battle & Evolving Pokemon

Time to battle a Pokemon Gym leader in San Francisco to try and reclaim it (Red Team VS Blue Team!), while also capturing new Pokemon, and evolving ones we already have.

Episode 7: Meeting Fellow Pokemon Go Players

It’s been two days since Pokémon Go has launched in the USA, Australia & New Zealand. Derrick talks about evolving Pokémon, meeting fellow Go players, and catching rare Pocket Monsters.

Episode 8: Visiting PokeStops

Three days in and we talk about challenging Gyms, hordes of Pokémon Go players, and filling out the Pokédex! Just how big is Pokémon Go?

Episode 9: Hitting the Gyms!

Derrick continues his Journals of Pokémon Go, sharing his family’s reaction to the surprisingly popular app, his journey to a major PokéStop location, and the trials of taking and holding Gyms (including the infamous Gym glitch). Plus, see more of how the app is bringing fans together in Baltimore!

Episode 10: Down by the River

In today’s Pokémon Go Journal, Derrick talks about his trip to the riverside to see just how many Water Pokémon would appear. Does it really matter what type of area that you’re in? And what Pokémon did he find?

[Work-In-Progress: More episodes coming as soon as they are available]

Thanks to Nintendo, ReversalKnD & Gamexplain for the walkthrough videos.

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